Criticism

Today I remembered a reaction I had to a comment someone made to me.  I was hurt because I respected this person AND I knew his criticism was accurate.  His delivery was a bit harsh, but he spoke the truth.  It took me a couple of years to get over it.  I was also fortunate to have seen the situation from a different perspective when someone else gave me some kind, yet constructive criticism regarding a similar situation.  Ultimately, I have learned something about myself but it took me seeing the same situation from a different perspective.  I was only able to do this when some time had passed and when the delivery was gentle.  I will work on remembering this when I am supporting another in making self improvement.


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